Monday, August 31, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 31, 2020)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I will be combining my YA and adult reading and purchases on this one weekly roundup.

Other Than Reading...

How can it be the end of August already? Of course, with every day so much the same because of the pandemic, it is hard to really note the passage of time. This was another quiet week. A couple of grocery store trips and chauffeuring my brother to an eye doctor appointment were all my excitement. Rainy weather kept me indoors most of the week but I did get a short walk or two.

Our power bill arrived and was another one with no payment due. We even managed to add a couple of dollars to our credit column. The cloudy, rainy days have kept us from making very much power this week though.

I finally finished listening to all of the Honor Harrington series this week. I turned to my old favorite series - The Others by Anne Bishop - to listen to while I play games and walk. I do have a couple of new audiobooks that I haven't heard but I chose old favorites instead so that I can concentrate on lowering the Review stack. I have quite a few September releases to read soon.

Read Last Week

If you can't wait until the review shows up on my blog, reviews are posted to LibraryThing and Goodreads as soon as I write them (usually right after I finish reading a book.)

  • Uncompromising Honor by David Weber (Mine; Audiobook) - This 30 hour audiobook brings the Honor Harrington saga to a conclusion. However, lots of dangling plot threads could lead to lots more stories in the world. My review will be posted on January 6, 2021.
  • Murder at Hotel 1911 by Audrey Keown (Review; Sept. 8) - An amateur sleuth with anxiety issues and works at a vintage hotel investigates to save her friend, the Chef, from being convicted of negligence when one of the guests dies from an allergic reaction. My review was posted on August 29.
  • Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima (Review; September 8) - Mattie and her K-9 Robo investigate the death of a young man from a fundamentalist sect while dealing with her own family issues. My review will be posted on September 1.
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop (Mine; Audiobook) - Goodreads tells me I've read this one 19 times and I've loved it each time.
  • Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron (Review; September 8) - This is the 6th book in the Cajun Country mystery series. It takes place around Halloween and has bunches of recipes included that sound really good. My review will be posted on September 2.

Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
What was your week like?


  1. I loved Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series (although I'm not sure I ever finished it). I should read more of her books. I love the cover for Lady of Ashes. Enjoy your week!

  2. Written in Red caught my eye - then I saw you'd read it 19 times, so it must be good! I'll add that to my TBR. Hope September is good to you.

  3. I have Hanging Falls on my list too. I need to catch up with Patricia Briggs.

  4. I'm always fascinated with the variety of books you read. Second Chance Angel looks particularly good.

    It must feel wonderful to see your electric bill each month. August and September are our big months, with all the air conditioning we have to use.

    Have a good week.

  5. I like the sound of Murder at Hotel 1911.

  6. I am way behind on Melinda Leigh's books...must catch up! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  7. Yes...same old same old, but as long as we are safe and well.

    Awesome on your electric bill.

    I also have A TRACE OF DECEIT but do not know any of the others.

    Four authors collaborating on that one book should be an interesting undertaking....I only know Susanna Kearsley.

    ENJOY all your books and your week, Kathy.

  8. I've been wanting to read Melinda Leigh's books. They sound really good. I hope you have a great week!

  9. Ooh nice ones! I'm anxious to read Kalayna's book! Love this series and can't wait to see how it all ends!

    Happy Reading this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  10. Such a great group of books this week. I'll have to check your reviews of The Deadly Hours and The Murder at Hotel 1911. They look interesting. A Trace of Deceit sounds like a good one, too.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  11. I love Kevin Hearne! You read such a wide variety of genres. Every time I see Patricia Briggs on your list, it reminds me I never finished the series I started of hers! My "It's Monday" post is here:

  12. The days do not fly, they just drift by and even though we far from a lockdown now, things have slowed so much even here with just 3000 cases and 12 deaths I cannot believe how September has just crept up on us.

  13. Out of all the books I read by Christine Trent Lady of Ashes was one of my favourites. Hope you enjoy it too.

  14. I've never read the Honor Harrington books but I've seen them many times. Murder at Hotel 1911 looks interesting.

  15. Murder at Hotel 1911 sounds good - so does Ink and Sigil. Do you think I should read the Iron Druid books first though?

  16. Well, a dull week means that nothing bad happened, so that's good! And Emerald Blaze and Grave War! I love those authors, and I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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